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might remember was all about iraq. >> at odds with the hopeful picture described by the president. mr. bush was challenged during an interview with fox ne about last sprins mission acli arae on the "uss abraham lincoln." >> would you do it again? >> you mean have the sign up there? >> no, no, go in there if the flight jacket? >> absolutely. >> youould? >> i'm saying to the troops on this carrier and elsewhere, thanks for serving america. absolutely. >> reporter: senator kerry today noticed since that speech, more than 900 soldiers have diein iraq. >> so that was this date in the campaign in 2004. this date in the campaign in tidof mowugh we we rit the financial sector, still at the center of the campaign in 2008, at the first debate between john mccain and barack oba, which was this date four years ago, the focus was the war. in fact, both wars. >> do you, senator mccain, much has been said about the lessons vieam what do you see as the lessons of iraq? >> i think the lessons of iraq are very clear that you cannot have a failed strategy. thanks to this great general david pa tray yous
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that speech, more than 900 soldiers have died in iraq. >> so that was this date in the campaign in 2004. this date in the campaign in 2008, even though we were right in the middle of the meltdown of the financial sector, still at the center of the campaign in 2008, at the first debate between john mccain and barack obama, which was this date four years ago, the focus was the war. in fact, both wars. >> do you, senator mccain, much has been said about the lessons of vietnam. what do you see as the lessons of iraq? >> i think the lessons of iraq are very clear that you cannot have a failed strategy. thanks to this great general david pa tray yous, they are succeeding and winning in iraq. >> whether we should have gone into the war in the first place. six years ago i stood up and opposed this war. we hadn't finished the job in afghanistan. we hadn't caught bin laden. we hadn't put al qaeda to rest. and as a consequence, i thought that it was going to be a distraction. now, senator mccain and president bush had a very different judgment. >> so that was this date, 40 days out from the electi
influenced the regime in iraq and prepared to shed a lot of syrian blood to stay in power. they finance hezbollah and hamas in gaza strip and worse of all they continue to build a broad and nuclear weapons program. what is unmistakable despite the blurs ter that is coming from the obama administration, they are not afraid of the united states. they do not fear this president. they do not fear the united states. they do not fear consequences for their actions. as long as that belief holds true in tehran they will continue to support terrorists and build a nuclear weapons program. >> greta: a u.s. senator once said to me while i was lamenting there were so many problems across the world, he said to me we can't solve the problems, we can only manage them. that should be our goal in light of the fact so many variables. are we managing these different hot spots around the world and give him a good grade at managing them? >> no. i don't agree with the premise we can't solve problems. that is very european view of the world. i think americans are problem solving people. i think that is what we
across the middle-east with anti-u.s. protests, spreading to iran, iraq, lang badesh and morocco. in yemen, the u.s. ermbassy was breached when hundreds of demonstrators converged in front of the diplomatic post. according to witnesses, the protest turned violent as rioters stormed a wall set fire to a building inside the compound and raided the place n. iran, protesters outside the swiss embassy, which looks after u.s. interests shouted "death to america!" in iraq, hundreds of shiite radicals took to the streets in baghdad and threatened violence to the united states. we are learning that the libyan government has arrested four men suspect in the deadly attack on the u.s. embass nebenghazi on tuesday. now, that took the life of four americans. libyan officials are telling us that more suspects are being sought. fears are intensifying that another wave of violence could be coming as protesters are scheduled to storm the streets again tomorrow. once again, this is a live look at pictures of the ongoing violence outside of the u.s. embass necairo. our reporter is standing by with t
were very much focused on iraq, but you speak to the critics, and they will say that they -- it did not achieve what they were hoping to achieve. that really to train up the afghan armed forces. it provides a stable environment to a certain extent to allow that transfer of power, that training program to operate, but i'm not exactly quite sure whether or not, don, it's achieved its ultimate goal. in the process this has cost a lot of moy, and do date more than 2,000 u.s. soldiers have died. >> we have heard a lot about those green on blue attacks with the recent uptick in violence. especially those green on blue attacks. is there a timing problem here with the troop departure? >> it's certainly not ideal. you get the impression that everyone wants to get out of here. to tell you the truth, don, when you speak to troops off the record that is what they will definitely tell you. i mean, they've had to -- this was always kind of the plan that president obama boem when he gave the green light for this surge back in 2009, he said those 33,000 troops, they will be leaving come september 2
because of iraq and because of guantanamo. they hated us because of the torture -- he used the word and accuses his own country ever torturing. and he is now apologizing and promising to change course. we would no longer be tough. we would be loved. we would show compassion. and we would get out of iraq. he set a deadline for afghanistan. he doesn't support the green revolution in iran. he shows the ayatollahs tremendous respect. he essentially protects them when they are under attack. he gets nowhere on the iran nuclear issue. he is equivocal in the arab spring. he leads from behind in libya. the theory was if we go soft and we are very nice, if we -- if we say [speaking in arabic [enough times, it will be all right. he decided, the theory and therefore the practice is going to be, retreat and withdraw. remember the line he uses? the tide of war is receding. >> sean: exactly. >> that means the tide of american power is receding. and the reason that american interests, schools, embassies, businesses are aflame in the middle-east from tunis to south asia is because things don't happe
the first iraq war veteran to serve in congress. patrick, good morning to you. let's note first of all what mitt romney did say at the american legion. this was a speech he gave on august 26th. he said in part "of course, we are still at war in afghanistan. we still have uniformed men and women in conflict risking their lives just as you once did. how deeply we appreciate their service. we honor them, we respect and love them. that's a 16-second quote out of about a 16-minute speech, but no specifics about policy there. why do you think there's been such a fear or reluctance to get specific? >> because then he has to take a stand, craig, and he refuses to do that. it's like what john kerry said in his speech the other night. mitt romney has to debate himself before he actually debates barack obama in a couple weeks. the quote that you said where mitt romney said i talked in my speech about the things that were unimportant. there's 68,000 sons of american families that are fighting for us in afghanistan. that's not important to mitt romney? i mean, he wants to be commander in chief. not just
, but we have made some very clear red lines there. >> people will say this is very reminiscent of iraq. you have a bad guy who is believed to be in the process of either developing or has wmd. we know what happened with iraq, that that intelligence was flawed. can america, can the world, risk another flawed military action if it turns out ahmadinejad is actually telling the truth? >> first of all, it's very different from iraq. i personally never saw any intelligence that was at all persuasive on the nuclear issue. i wanted the inspectors to go in there for a simple reason. when the first gulf war was over, we began an accounting of all of saddam's weapons of mass destruction, which mostly consisted of chemical warheads and chemical and biological agents. in 1998, when he kicked the inspectors out, there were two biological agents and two chemical agents, a substantial quantity unaccounted for. we bombed, the u.s. and uk. after 9/11, i thought it was important for the inspectors to go in, try to find out whether we had destroyed that or not. we later learned when he was deposed that it
a major in the delaware national guard. he served in iraq. today he placed his father's name into nomination for vice president. >> tonight, mr. chairman, it's my great honor to place into nomination for the office of vice president of the united states my father, my hero, joe biden. i move to suspend the rolls and nominate in acclamation joe biden as the vice presidential candidate. >> i know joe must be emotional right now when your son calls you a hero, you got to feel it in the heart. we have a motion to suspend the rolls and nominate joe biden as the party's vice presidential candidate. is there a second? all in favor of the motion say aye. all opposed. the ayes have it. the motion is adopted pursuant to the convention rules joe biden has been invited to make an acceptance speech. ♪ welcome aboard! [ chuckles ] ♪ [ honk! ] ♪ [ honk! ] ♪ [ honk! ] ♪ [ male announcer ] now you'll know when to stop. [ honk! ] the all-new nissan altima with easy fill tire alert. [ honk! ] it's our most innovative altima ever. nissan. innovation that excites. ♪ to meet the needs o
calls for protest in iran and the gaza strip, and large protests expected in baghdad and iraq's second largest city basra, as well as amman, jordan. ian lee has been following the developments in cairo. ian, what's the scene like right now? >> reporter: well, right now christine, we still have battles going on between protesters and police. we're still seeing the tear gas used rubber bullets used, protesters responding with molotov cocktails and rocks. this battle has been going on since wednesday night. it's now friday, just about noon, so it's been a sustained battle. really no either side getting the upper hand on the other, but we're seeing injuries and more injuries on both sides as this battle continues. it is happening near the u.s. embassy on a road that goes from tahrir square to the u.s. embassy. right now the protesters are about roughly 80 to 100 yards from the embassy, but the police have been able to hold them off. the military's also building a huge concrete wall on the road leading to the embassy. this wall is about ten feet tall, and we've
as a s.e.a.l. with multiple tours in iraq and afghanistan. after retiring, he worked as a nurse in his wife's dental practice. sean smith was a computer expert, an air force veteran and was with support and service for ten years. he was married with two children. also killed was former navy s.e.a.l. glen doherty from massachusetts. a private security contractor, he was in libya searching for a shoulder launch antiaircraft missiles, a high u.s. government priority after the fall of moammar gadhafi. >> so deeply saddening, it also makes us aware, though, of the kind of role that people like chris and over the years are playing, unsung, but the critical role that they play. >> glen lived his life to the fullest. he was my brother, but if you asked his friends, he was their brother as well. >> i'm sure my son went down fighting. i don't know the ins and outs of it. i haven't been told. but i'm sure he went down fighting. i'm sure he did. i just hope his last moments weren't painful. >> they are now coming home. the transfer of remains, ceremony, scheduled to begin in a few minutes. that at
detroit should go bankrupt, you're going to hear about ending the war in iraq, he's going to say that thing about every american getting their fair shot and playing by the rules. if you're a fan, a fan enough to go to a speech like this, you likely know what you're going to hear in broad strokes. today, today on the campaign trail, there was this moment in ohio where the crowd totally thought that president obama was going somewhere that he was not actually going. they started to audibly react as if he was talking about something that they pretty clearly really wanted him to talk about. but he was not going where they thought he was. listen. >> now, there was one person at governor romney's convention last week who wasn't entirely on script. no, no -- >> no, no. the crowd is sort of half booing and half starting to applaud. and a lillal excitement that president obama is about to talk about the off skrift guy from last week, right? he's going to talk about this clint eastwood thing, but that's not what the president is about to do at all. behold an ortorical letdown in ohio. >> t
be spilling over into iraq. officials with iraq's interior ministry say a 4-year-old girl was killed when rockets fired from syria landed in an iraqi border town. tonight at 7:30 eastern cnn's nick payton walsh takes us on a journey to see what people living in the most populated syrian city are facing day to day. make sure you watch "crisis in syria inside aleppo" at 7:30 eastern here on cnn. >>> in pakistan a 14-year-old christian girl is back with her father tonight out on bail a month after her arrest by police. she was accused of blasphemy after burned pages of the koran were found in her bag. police now say they believe a neighborhood cleric planted evidence to ink the girl to the allegations. in pakistan blasphemy is punishable by death. >>> two young children have been rescued from a stolen sail boat after allegedly being abducted from their home by their father. on friday the sail boat was spotted off the monterey coast three days after both the children and the boat were reported missing. police say the parents had been involved in some type of custody situation. the father has
-president george w. bush ordered the u.s.-led invasion of iraq, march 2003. it was also the month when it was ordered that the flag-draped couffins of american service members killed abroad could not be photographed when those coffins got back to the united states. that change in policy under george w. bush was a source of anger and controversy. it is why coffins were sometimes used in anti-iraq war protests to visually represent those real caskets of americans killed in the war that the bush administration would not allow the country to see. the bush administration banned the media from showing those dignified transfer ceremonies as the invasion of iraq started in 2003. and they kept the policy in place throughout george w. bush's time in office. as the country waged two of the longest wars in our history. it was not until the new president replaced george w. bush that the ban was rescinded. on thursday, february 26th, 2009, just five weeks after president barack obama was inaugurated, the defense department lifted the ban and one week after the ban was lifted, the following thursday,
is increasingly become a forum for a sectarian war. it is to destabilize libya, iraq, jordan and even turkey, and runs the risk of sectarian warfare that engulfs the middle east. it is urgent, it is serious, and the administration does not seem to have a policy that is commensurate with the seriousness of the problem and the repetitive events. and iran continues to move toward a nuclear weapon, and we seem to spend more time putting pressure on israel not to strike iran than figuring out what he with are going to do about iran. think i it's a troubling time. it's a middle east that's in meltdown and our policies seem to be in some sense frozen. the administration talks about how they have more time. i think we are running out of time, and i'm worried about it. >> how do we unwind ourselves out of this situation? no matter why it happened, we now have this situation and it is a crisis. what do we do? >> one of the things we don't do, we don't pull out. because these people who are demonstrating against us, that's exactly what they want to do. they want us to pull out and clear the space for t
, they were fighting that war alongside a second war in iraq. two of the longest wars in american history fought at the same time, by a population of troops that makes up less than 1% of the american population. think about that. we have put an incredible burden on a proportionately tiny sliver of our population. and they did not get to those wars on their own. they didn't start those wars. the government sent them to do that work, in our name, right? a grateful nation, and all that. well, now americans coming home from those wars have an unemployment rate that is 35% higher than the national rate of unemployment. everybody's having a hard time in this job market, right? but veterans coming home from these wars have been at war. they have been doing things at their job for their deployment that employers may not understand on a resume. kandahar and baghdad don't exactly easily compare to the other addresses that employers are seeing on people's application for work. so the unemployment rate for vets is significantly higher, 35% higher than it is for the rest of the country. but that disad
a shout out to the troops overseas serving. my brother was in the first iraq war and certainly that's something i was thinking about and i know a lot of other people were as well. >> so does that suggest they don't really want to talk about afghanistan? do you think you are seeing that from the democrats, because troops are coming home, jeff? >> i don't think it's a concession at all. we have a limited amount of time. the number one issue is jobs and the economy. that's what mitt romney has made this campaign about which i think is exactly the right thing to do and that's what they stay focused on. if you saw the theme it was about jobs, about the economy, and about president obama's record or lack thereof on job improvements. okay, how does the president thread the needle of talking about afghanistan without appearing to be driving the focus away from the bad economy? >> i think two things. first, i think most people understand that the job is multifaceted. it's not like mitt romney didn't bring up foreign issues, he brought up cuba, russia, a lot of places without talking about af
that was made by a relatively unknown movie producer. demonstrators firing their guns in iraq setting at least two police cars on fire near the u.s. embassy. it comes a day after four american soldiers were killed on an american base in afghanistan by insurgents who were dressed as american military members. kabul, karachi, pakistan the two main hot spots this morning. more from pakistan just ahead. first to anna coren live in cable for us. what's happening? >> soledad, there were protests on the street, as you say, not far from the u.s. embassy here in kabul. about 300 protesters attacked police and 15 officers were injured, including the commander. they burnt two police cars, along with a bunch of tires, and we approached the scene. however there were reports that guns were being fired and that they were attacking westerners. we had to keep at bay. certainly that violence that we've seen across the muslim world has finally spread to afghanistan. the government has really tried to keep a lid on it by banning youtube so that people couldn't view that inflammatory video. but as we saw today, th
to india. we want to show you a map. we saw protests, i mean, this is incredible to see tunisia, iraq, iran, israel and protests also spread to a country not on the map indonesia. some of the protests were peaceful, like in jordan, whe they burned the american flag, but did not resort in violence. but people were killed elsewhere. this is the live scene in cairo tonight. there have been dozens of arrests and injuries. security forces have tried to disperse crowds with teargas, get them to go away from the u.s. embassy this is a group of people near the u.s. embassy. still there tonight as they continue to be there, day in, day out, as the rage continues to spread. in libya, the remains of four americans kill during the tack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi returned to the andrews air force base this afternoon. president obama was there and he vowed to bring justice to the men who killed them. >> even as voices of suspicious and in trust that seek to divide countries and cultures, the united states of america will never retreat from the world. >> four people have been arrested in libya what
. in iraq, four rockets killed a 4 qulld gi4-year-old girl. about 4,000 people have crossed into iraq from syria where at least 148 people were reportedly killed today. victims of the syrian civil war. and the taliban say they're responsible for a bombing that killed six, including children near the headquarters of the international assistance force. >>> now, this is a very bizarre murder mystery that has police from paris to london trying to find the killer or killers and the motivation behind it all. a quadruple murder in the french alps. it happened wednesday and police say all the victims were shot to death. three including a mother and father were found in a car, another victim who was a female cyclist was found dead in a parking lot and now police offer this latest detail. >> translator: the four deceased victims received two shots to the head. okay i said yesterday a minimum of one bullet in the head. it's two for each deceased person. >> jonathan mann oig has behas following the story. is there a relationship between the four killed and the place in which this happened? >> all of t
know where to start. iraq was obviously a tragic detour. afghanistan now appears to be a tragic, endless war. what have we gotten? let's start by talking about what have we gotten right? what have these two administrations who seemed to be polar opposites but now seem to be tied together in their approach. what have they gotten right? >> it actually turns out we've gotten a lot right. you mentioned the fact there hasn't been a real follow-on to 9/11. and it's in part good fortune, in part good work, but also the terrorists lost their base in afghanistan after 9/11. bin laden has been killed. i thought what we saw in the arab world with all of the upheavals that no one was coming out there chanting al qaeda slogans. these guys know how to destroy, but they don't know how to create. they don't know how to inspire. i think in some ways we've learned as bad as 9/11 was, it wasn't a turning point because these guys don't represent an alternative. >> they did not start a revolution with 9/11. and in fact, they've lost the battle for the hearts and the minds of the arab world. >> there
worried that the troops coming back from iraq and afghanistan were going to get ignored and myself and several of my friends, being vietnam guys, we decided we were going to step up. so for the last eight and a half years, i have been making sure that when these folks come home, not only are they welcomed, but that they're taken care of. we focused with the critically injured soldiers coming back to walter reed in bethesda. when a soldier starts getting better and starts thinking about leaving the hospital for the first time, we like to be the guys to take them out for a steak dinner. it's good to see they can go out in society with their wounds and injuries and be successful. we start to talk to them about what's next. we take care of little things, big things, we take care of it. we help them with their resumes, interviewing skills, and meeting up with mentors and support teams. we're vets. we know what they're going through. i feel so privileged to have the opportunity to meet these folks. >> thank you, sir. >> my pleasure. >> whenever one of these guys tries to thank me, i say,
soldiers of freedom as much as anybody in afghanistan and iraq. we should all recognize that. i also think we should back up a half step and realize, this is not just about libya. you don't get simultaneously attacks in benghazi and cairo, and libya and egypt on a purely local basis. and you don't get them on 9/11. a day when we're already honoring terrorist attacks in the united states, without a fair amount of collusion and a fair amount of planning. so i think you have to look at this in a larger context. it doesn't matter if the average libyan likes us or dislikes us. there's a substantial faction, particularly in benghazi, which was sending people to iraq to kill americans. there's a substantial faction in egypt which wants to defeat the united states and destroy israel. that faction looks for opportunities to do things to hurt the united states, and yesterday was an example of an attack that's part of a very long war. we're going to be at, i think, for a very, very long time. and we need to have an honest national conversation about how serious this war is. >> mr. speaker, you connec
the second anniversary of the end of u.s. combat or operations in iraq and reminded americans of the, quote, still difficult work ahead of us in afghanistan. and more than 5,000 louisiana residents remain in emergency shelters as the remnants of isaac move north along the gulf coast. >>> but first my story of the week. america lost. this week the republican party gathered in tampa to tell a terrible and tragic tale of american decline. they couldn't quite say that explicitly, of course. this is the party of reagan and sunny optimism or so they'd like to present themselves. but you couldable help notice that the three days of speeches on the convention floor were an orgy of days gone by. the packaging for this message was an insist stent indication of american greatness. as rachel maddow's team covered it, almost every single speaker told a story of upward mobility usually taken from their own family's past, tracing the arc of the american dream that brought them to the podium. >> my dad got his first job when he was 6 years old. >> my dad was a truck driver. >> my dad grew up in poverty. >>
out of afghanistan and out of iraq only entices them and encourages more of this. and can so you see the suicide attacks, the so-called blue on green attacks, the attack on one of the biggest bases in the country at leatherneck bastion, all of this something that budget is a consequence of a video, all of this to include benghazi was preplanned. it's not spontaneous. megyn: so you're saying they are feeling more emboldened now, that they don't believe that the american superpower will strike back in the way we once would have? >> exactly. and, of course, our ability to do so isdiminished every time we pull more troops occupant of a place like afghanistan t. out of a place like afghanistan. the sad fact of it is that the mission of the u.s. u.s. marinen this case with the fast units being sent out are to protect diplomatic missions from this kind of assault. well, there's not quite enough marines to go around if that's what we're going to continue to do, cutting the budget. so places like sudan which turned down the introduction of a marine security guard detachment and the enhanced f
regime in power makes libya his iraq. just as bush was held responsible for stuff in iraq. is he going to be held responsible for stuff in libya. his arab spring initiative that permitted the muslim brotherhood to thrive now looks very suspect and it looks like a failure. and when you combine that with his refusing to see netanyahu and hillary refusing to draw a red line over which iran can't step without us retaliating, that all together really raises questions about his leadership. >> bill: okay, let's explain the netanyahu thing. the israeli prime minister is coming here next week, all right, for the u.n. he wanted to meet with president obama about the iranian nuclear situation. the president said he is he too busy campaigning, what have you. netanyahu then went public and said hey, we don't believe the u.s.a. has our back on iran. we think they are evading us. now, that combined with chaos in egypt, combined with murder in libya, that's a pretty tough, 1, 2, 3 punch. >> yeah. >> however, should mitt romney get involved, or should he step back because it is the war on terror. you d
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